Our core competency
PDAC provides governance, controls and technology risk management advice and assurance. Failures in any of these areas can affect an organisation’s brand and reputation, not to mention the legal and regulatory ramifications. We provide our clients with a high level of independent assurance and audit regarding their risk management and compliance policies, procedures and practices. PDAC operates in a number of sectors, including financial services, gaming, healthcare and marketing services companies. We also work for entrepreneurial businesses, charities and not-for-profit sector clients.
We will help you with
Whether your organisation’s internal audit function is fully outsourced to PDAC, or whether we are ‘co-sourced’ for specialist areas, our team has extensive experience in planning and executing internal audits.
Those performing in-house controls assurance activity, be they internal audit or a management control function, are often hard pressed to possess all the technical and business expertise needed to effectively review business controls. The pace of development and complexity in areas like technology and compliance make it very unlikely that an in-house team with finite resources will have the skills they need to generate adequate assurance in every case. PDAC offers a pool of specialist technical resources from which a business can draw to meet their needs. As this support is only there when it is required it is a cost-effective way of filling internal skills gaps.
PDAC is also committed to developing client capability and will aim to pass knowledge on to your own staff so the dependency on external help can be reduced
With the extensive experience of PDAC team members, it’s no surprise that we are experts in developing, monitoring and evaluating compliance and risk management systems.
We focus on:
- achieving compliance
- monitoring continuing compliance
- troubleshooting or updating due to regulatory changes
- evaluating compliance adequacy
PDAC’s technology solutions are based on two principles: the need for high levels of technical skill to address technical threats, and awareness that many of the greatest losses come from ‘routine’ risks which are not effectively addressed.
Technology can be transformational in helping to deliver significant business improvements and yet it brings with it some of the greatest and fastest changing threats. With technology taking an increasing proportion of corporate spending, it now represents the major concentration of risk and reward for many businesses. PDAC’s particular expertise is balancing this risk with the reward to maximise ROI for our clients.
We have extensive experience of dealing with global regulators and providing data privacy solutions which ensure that compliant handling of client data does not disrupt ‘business as usual’.